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Jonathan Reichenberger: TPS Senior 2019

Of all the graduating class of 2019, Jonathan is probably the student who has been with TPS the longest. Starting in 5th grade, Jonathan’s first class was Adventures in Writing with Mrs. Loretta Smith. Although Mrs. Smith is no longer teaching at TPS, she was Jonathan’s favorite teacher at the time. The Adventures in Writing class basically paved the way for Jonathan to become the fine writer that he is today. Fast forward to now, Jonathan has taken a total of 28 TPS classes. He has had many wonderful teachers at TPS, and out of all those teachers, Mrs. Huisman has become his favorite. Three of Jonathan’s high school English classes were taught by Mrs. Huisman! Jonathan appreciates that not only are her class lectures engaging and interactive, but she is also a fair and kind teacher.

Besides being a diligent student, Jonathan is also an accomplished pianist. He has garnered many awards and accolades since he was five years old and has even had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. As a result of his many years of hard work and commitment, Jonathan was named one of the seven Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) national piano finalists in 2017 and 2019.

In addition to being a great student and a talented pianist, Jonathan is passionate about sharing his faith. It has been over six years since Jonathan and his brother co-founded Changing Lives Ministry (CLM). For the last three years, CLM has provided chapel services to The Potter’s School where students have been able to come together to worship and share their faith. CLM/TPS Chapel has continued to grow into one of the largest teen-run ministries in the world.

Many people may not know this, but Jonathan is an avid sports spectator. He loves all kinds of sports and was once an ice hockey player himself for an elite travel AAA team. Currently, he is a contributor for Fansided, which publishes sports related articles.

Jonathan is blessed to have met many wonderful teachers and friends through TPS, and some of those friends he will treasure their friendship for a lifetime. He has met most of them in person by attending summer camp last year, and he looks forward to seeing them again this year.

Even though Jonathan has never set a foot in a brick and mortar school, he is looking forward to college after having been homeschooled all his life. Jonathan will attend the University of Miami in the fall where he will major in Piano Performance and minor in Marketing.

Number of Years Taking TPS Classes:
Favorite Bible Verse:

Ephesians 2:8-9:For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Everyone always need a reminder of the grace that God has so graciously gifted us.

Advice to the Younglings of TPS:
Always study hard and strive to do your best in your academics, but enjoy your high school years. Time flies at an incredibly fast rate, and before you know it, you’ll be on to new things.


  1. Hey Jonathan! Guess what? The Lyfords and I aren’t going to Jacksonville either =O I think it’s a revolt XD.

    But in any case, it was so much fun working with you during the music competition. And I’m excited to graduate with you at camp. I hope you have a great experience at UM!

    Lol. That is all. 😉

    • Jonathan Reichenberger

      The revolution has started I see…It’s about time lol.

      I totally forgot about camp and graduation, so I’ll see you guys over there!

  2. Congrats Jonathan. Proud of you for choosing Miami. Good choice. Can’t wait to see what all you accomplish in the following years! Rooting for ya! 🙂

    • Jonathan Reichenberger

      Thanks so much! Congratulations to you as well on VTech! I know you’ll do some great things over there.

  3. Wow, I’m surprised you graduated considering the amount of times you’d come to me asking how to do the assignment… Just kidding man. Congratulations! It’s been a true blessing to have you as a friend all these years, and it’s too bad we won’t be going to the same college. Even though I’m still disappointed you chose Miami, I know that it’s the right place for you and I know that the Lord will continue to bless you there! I can’t wait to continue our friendship and graduate with you at camp this summer! I also can’t wait to see TCU beat Miami in the 2020 CFP Championship because TCU is clearly the better college. #GoFrogs

    Congratulations again man, and I hope Miami goes great for you this fall!

    • Jonathan Reichenberger

      Don’t worry I’ll still be texting you at Miami asking you how to do my assignments lol. Also, there is no way TCU will beat Miami in the 2020 CFP Championship because one, both of them are not good enough, and two, if they did play, Miami would destroy them. Thank you.

  4. Carina Phillips

    Hey Jonathan, It has been so great getting to know you in all the classes that we have had together. It was fun seeing you at camp and in Seattle. I hope you have a great time at the University of Miami. : )

  5. Congratulations Jonathan! It was fun to meet you at TPS summer camp and I enjoyed having you in my classes. I hope the best for you at the University of Miami. Remember to sneak a little bit of math in there with all those English and music classes.